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Dimethylphthalate in Delaware


Dimethylphthalate is a manufactured chemicals used in solid rocket propellants, plastics, molding powders, pesticides and insect repellants. [read more]

The Most Polluted Communities in Delaware

1 water utilities reported detecting Dimethylphthalate in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average Dimethylphthalate level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Artesian Water Company
Newark, DE
201,0001 of 73< 0.01 ppb
(0 to 0.1 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Dimethylphthalate

StandardDescriptionLevel
EPA Human Health Water Quality CriteriaWater quality criteria set by the US EPA provide guidance for states and tribes authorized to establish water quality standards under the Clean Water Act (CWA) to protect human health. These are non-enforceable standards based upon exposure by both drinking water and the contribution of water contamination to other consumed foods. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.270000 ppb

Violation Summary for Dimethylphthalate in Delaware

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Delaware